Lesley Foxcroft, Alice Schorbach: 20 September – 2 November 2019

Slewe Gallery will celebrate her 25th anniversary in October. During that period the gallery gives room to two solo exhibitions. In one of the gallery spaces Amsterdam based artist Alice Schorbach, who was the first exhibitor at Slewe 25 years ago, will show new works. The other space features recent works by British sculptor Lesley Foxcroft. For Foxcroft it will be her first show at Slewe Gallery. Both artists share a fundamental approach to their medium and their delicate simple works relate to space and light of the architecture. The exhibition opens Friday September 20 and lasts until November 2.

Lesley Foxcroft is known for her works created in MDF. But she also uses other ordinary materials, such as rubber, card and paper. Her use of these ordinary, everyday products, is an integral part of her expression as a whole: “I like the idea that the uncomplicated has a purpose: that the material does not give a sculpture its value, it is the artist that does'. By methods of folding, cutting, pressing and stacking Foxcroft arranges the material on the floor and up walls to create a dialogue between the two; her installations thereby make the commonplace aesthetic and the two-dimensional architectural. For her show at Slewe Gallery she will exhibit works created from MDF and galvanzied iron. Foxcroft, born in 1948, studied at Camberwell School of Fine Art and has had numerous solo and group shows throughout the UK and Europe from 1974 onwards …

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Alan Charlton, Painted/Unpainted: 25 May – 22 June 2019

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition with new works by the British artist Alan Charlton (*1948, Sheffield). The exhibition features a new series of multi-panelled works, of which one panel is painted and the other one is left blank, or unpainted. These new series, entitled Painted/Unpainted, are made especially for this occasion. It will open Saturday 25 May and will last until 22 June, 2019. It will be Charlton's third solo show at Slewe Gallery. You can listen to an interview with Alan Charlton on his exhibition on line here.

Alan Charlton is one of the most famous representatives of the minimal and conceptual art in England. For more than 40 years his work consists of pure monochrome grey paintings, made with acrylic paint on canvas. When he was twenty-one years old, while still studying at the Camberwell School of Art, he took the decision to focus exclusively on making grey paintings. For Charlton the colour grey is the most emotional and diverse colour. All his works are based on a module measuring 4,5 cm. Their balanced compositions of usually several grey panels give the paintings a monumental and specific expression …

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